The Duchess of Edinburgh visits Groundswell Festival

Published 28 June 2023

Known as the 'Glastonbury of farming', The Duchess of Edinburgh visited Groundswell Festival in Hertfordshire earlier this week.

The Duchess of Edinburgh at Groundswell

With over 100 sessions and 200 speakers from across the world, Groundswell Festival this year centred on “what is regenerative agriculture”, creating a welcoming stage for technical experts, experienced regenerative farmers, leading researchers, politicians, retailers, and NGOs to explore and debate the topic. 

The Duchess of Edinburgh at Groundswell

Across the site, crop plots including cover cropping and herbal leys, direct drilling demonstrations, mob grazing, composting and tree management were on display to illustrate the work of those exhibiting and allow visitors to experience how these could be integrated into their own farm.

As Patron of The Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations, The Duchess met experts across the farming sector to learn more about the science behind producing food in a safe and nutritious way.

The Duchess of Edinburgh at Groundswell

Taking place from 28th to 29th June and now in its eighth year, the UK’s only two-day on-farm regenerative agriculture conference is hosted by the Cherry family at Lannock Manor Farm in Hertfordshire.

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